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Author Solaiyan, C. ♦ Prabhu, G. ♦ Dheenadayalan, S. ♦ Arulraj, I. ♦ Muzhumathi, S. ♦ Chandrasekaran, R. ♦ Pattabiraman, R. ♦ Raghavan, M.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Chemical engineering ♦ Industrial oils, fats, waxes & gases
Subject Keyword Fuel Cells
Abstract A research and development program on molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC) has been started at Central Electrochemi al Research Institute, Karaikudi since early 1992. After four years of basic studies and research. materials and their fabrication technologies were established. The project was then funded and supported by the MinistryofNon-conventional Energy Sources(MNES), NewDelhi. During this period the parameters for mak mg the electrodes and matrix materials by tape casting technique have been optimised. Focus was towards the deSign and abrication of SS316 end plates. Better control of the cell startup procedures was arrived at. Data from the bench scale tests are reported in this paper. Nearly 35 numbers of single cells with active electrode size 45 and 700 cm2 were tested. The maximum current obtained was 7.62A (168 mNcm2)per cell at a cell voltage of 0.62 V with 45 cm2 are a cells and 10.5A(105 mNcm2)at a cell voltage of 0.67V. with 00cmz size electrodes.The data from the bench scale tests indicate that a power density greater than 700 mW cmz is possible. Performance apd endurance tests were also carried out.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed